Last year I received covers from 41 countries that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helped growing my collection!
Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I will reply with a nice one from Austria.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Réunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
Americas: Dominica, Easter Island, Grenada & Carriacou, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Redonda
Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, British Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Kerguelen Islands, South Georgia, US South Pole Base
Asia: Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia
Australia & Oceania: Cook Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau
Europe: Mt. Athos, Transnistria
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This nice Swiss cover was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in La Côte-aux-Fées on April 16 and arrived on April 18, 2014.
The middle stamp commemorates the beaver. It was issued on March 8, 2012. The stamp on the right is the 2010 EUROPA stamp (issued on May 6). It commemorates the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri.
Another very nice cover from Estonia was sent by Evald, thank you! The cover was posted in the very small village of Anne (47 inhabitants) on April 16 and arrived on April 22, 2014.
The left stamp (issued March 20, 2014) commemorates the “Bird of the Year”: the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). The right stamp commemorates the “Bird of the Year ” 2013: the grey partridge (Perdix perdix). The stamp was issued on March 7, 2013.
The definitive stamp below was issued on February 19, 2014.
See also: #668 Estonia 12/07/31
V.V. sent this beautiful cover from Ukraine, thank you! It was posted in Uzhgorod on November 1 and arrived on November 11, 2013.
The cover is a postal stationery and commemorates the Ukrainian sculptor Vasil’ Svida (1913-1989).
The left stamp was issued on August 24, 2013, and depicts some pumpkins. The right stamp (issued October 9, 2013) is entitled “History of National Communication”.
See also: #772 Ukraine 14/03/12
On June 26 I received this very nice cover from Swaziland. It was cancelled in Mbabane on June 4, 2014, with the help of the Swaziland philatelic bureau, thank you!
The stamps are part of the set “Trees of Swaziland”, which was issued on January 23, 2007. They commemorate the African teak (Pterocarpus angolensis), the sausage tree (Kigelia africana), the Natal Mahagony (Trichilia emetica), and the Red Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri).
The stamps are part of the mini-sheet (issued on September 2, 1996), which commemorates the “5th Anniversary of Independence”. The picture side of the card depicts the Gandzasar monastery.
See also: #138 Nagorno-Karabakh 09/05/05
This stunning FDC from South Korea was sent by Koo Sang Bon, thank you very much! It was posted at Dongdaegu Station in Daegu on May 19 and arrived on June 5, 2014. The stamp set commemorates the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition. The stamps depict a Minhwa painting, an Hahoe Mask, a children’s dress (Hanbok), an example of the Gungche script style of Hangul, some Onggi pots, a Gayageum (string instrument), a Joseon white porcelain, and eaves as example of Korean architecture.
See also: #767 South Korea 14/02/28
Here is a cover from another hard-to-get country: North Korea! Thank you very much, John, for arranging this marvellous cover! It was posted in Pyongyang on May 29 and arrived on June 17, 2014.
The mini-sheet was issued on February 22, 2009. It is part of a set of four sheets that commemorate the North Korean Newspapers Joint Editorial.